Rusty Jones

Hugh Ned Jones – “Rusty” to all that knew him – was born Jan. 26, 1944, in Junction, Texas, to Gene and Froggie Jones. Rusty had many layers to his personality and his demeanor. You could only find him in starched jeans; a starched shirt and a cowboy hat. His rough and tough attitude could easily combine with a huge […]

Frio Canyon Chamber of Commerce accuses former employee of theft

A former administrative assistant of the Frio Canyon Chamber of Commerce faces third degree felony charges tied to misuse of chamber funds, chamber president Glen Ivey said on Sept. 18. Guadalupe Zamora Salazar, 36, of Real County was arrested Tuesday afternoon on charges of stealing property valued between $30,000 and $150,000, according to the Real County Sheriff’s Office.  Ivey said […]

Trinidad C. Belman

Trinidad Cano Belman, 93, of Uvalde died on July 27, 2023, at Amistad Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Uvalde. A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Sept. 22 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She was born on Feb. 17, 1930, in Uvalde to Petra (Ortega) and Miguel Cano. She married Pedro Belman on April 23, 1960, in […]

Janet R. Carper

Janet Ruth Carper of Uvalde, Texas, passed away at her residence on Sept. 6, 2023, at the age of 84.  She was born on Nov. 3, 1938, to William “Bill” Ladley and Catherine “Kay” Altman Ladley in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Janet Ladley married Herbert J. Carper Jr., on March 4, 1961, in Uvalde, Texas, and they had two sons. Janet and […]

ULN launches ‘Daily Update’ newsletter

The Uvalde Leader-News has launched a free “Daily Update” that will provide email subscribers with a synopsis of breaking news and other useful information. The email will be delivered each morning to the newspaper’s entire customer list. In addition to breaking news, the letter contains community activities, sports, area deaths and other timely events. The letter also has space for […]

Tennis wins fifth district match

The Uvalde High School tennis team won its fifth District 29-4A dual-team tennis match Monday, Sept. 18 at San Antonio. Coach Nolan Pritchard’s Uvaldeans crushed the Memorial Minutemen, 17-2, at Fairchild Tennis Center and improved their district record to 5-0. They are now 14-5 for the season. UHS won all seven doubles matches, five of six boys’ singles matches, and […]

SWTJC scheduled to adopt tax rate, make board nomination

Southwest Texas Junior College’s board of trustees will meet today, Sept. 21, to decide whether to adopt its proposed tax rate of 12.03 cents per $100 property valuation. The board will also discuss whether to nominate appraisal district board members in Uvalde and Real counties.  Trustees approved the proposed rate during the Aug. 17 meeting. The amount is 1.36 cents […]

Edmundo G. Salazar

Edmundo Gonzales Salazar, 78, of La Pryor died on Sept. 14, 2023, at Resolute Baptist Hospital in New Braunfels. Visitation will begin on Sept. 21 at 1 p.m., and a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.  A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Sept. 22 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, and interment will follow at La […]

Veterans’ awareness hike seeking volunteers

Organizers of a free veterans’ suicide awareness hike are seeking volunteers to help with the event, set Sept. 30 at 9:30 a.m. at Garner State Park. The approximate 10.5-mile, or 17-kilometer hike, will be led by Texas Parks and Wildlife Interpretive Ranger Jacob Gonzales, who is also a military veteran.  The hike aims to bring awareness to veteran suicide rates. […]

Coyotes complete pre-district slate tomorrow at Devine

Tomorrow night at Devine, the Uvalde Coyotes will wrap up their pre-district football schedule as they take on the defending District 14-4A Division 2 champion Devine Warhorses. Kick-off time for the game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Warhorse Stadium. Last season, Devine posted a 9-2 record. They went undefeated in district play, before losing a 32-14 bi-district playoff contest […]